ESL

Mrs. Korn and Mrs. Wang-Goarcke

“BEING DIFFERENT SIMPLY MEANS
YOU HAVE SOMETHING UNIQUE TO OFFER THE WORLD.”
~ Scarlett Vespa

Welcome parents and students to ESL at Lake Parsippany School!

ESL (English as a Second Language) is astate mandated support service provided to help English LanguageLearners (ELLs) gain the necessary skills needed to be successful in themainstream classroom. ESL instruction focuses on developing Englishlanguage proficiency in all four-language skills: Listening, Speaking,Reading, and Writing, while differentiating instruction withcomprehensive input and hands-on, audio-visual, and kinestheticactivities.

ESL teachers work closely with students’classroom teachers to ensure all students’ needs are being met. ESLteachers pullout and/or push into the classroom to help English LanguageLearners work on language development utilizing the Common Core andWIDA Standards in everyday instruction. The areas of daily instructionfocus on different content areas such as Language Arts, Math, Science,and Social Studies as well as social and instructional language.

Classes meet in small groups using ESLmethodologies to enhance students’ learning.It is the goal of the ESL program to give EnglishLanguage Learners the opportunity to grasp the academic, social, andcultural aspects of the English language to be successful students andmembers of the community. We value students’ different ethnicbackgrounds and offer opportunities for all students to feel unique andsuccessful. It is our pleasure to service this diverse group oflearners!

Check out the ESL Symbaloo page below!Here you can find helpful resources that can help you and your child strengthen their english skills.Happy learning!

If there is anything you need to discuss or would like information about, please contact us by email at, dkorn@pthsd.k12.nj.us or bwang@pthsd.k12.nj.us or just call the school.

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